Negative reviews have been sidelined in an era of commercial pressures and microscenes that celebrate themselves, but criticism is sometimes the only way to reflect the full complexity of music. By Britt Brown
Cheap recording technology and freely accessible distribution platforms threaten to make the record label redundant. But there are still ways for labels to survive and thrive, says Britt Brown
Flying Lotus shares macabre new short film with an original soundtrack
A&R time travellers and unnecessary reissues are stifling a new generation of artists, says Britt Brown. Where is our faith in art made by the living?